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Dark Veer

Version Played: Switch – Out Now (£4.49/$4.99) – Published by: Forever Entertainment It’s October. The nights are getting darker – as are the mornings – it’s getting colder and Halloween […]

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It Came From The Bargain Bin – 12: Jambo! Safari

Version Played: Wii Current CEX Price: £2 The late 90s/early 00s was a time when arcades still felt like they had new experiences to offer that you couldn’t replicate at home, or at least not to the same effect. Sega was releasing some absolutely wonderful games; though some received home conversions – and ports like Crazy Taxi for Dreamcast went […]

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Catch a Duck – Switch

Catch a Duck – Out now on Switch – £4.49/$4.99 – Published by Ultimate Games SA In the 70s and 80s, there seemed to be a lot of animation to be found in a wobbly, hand-drawn and charming style – think Roobarb or Henry’s Cat, for example. It was this type of cartoon that I was most reminded of when […]

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Terrorhythm – Switch

Terrorhythm – Out Now on Switch (£8.99) – Published by Forever Entertainment There’s an immediate appeal to Terrorhythm’s beautifully stylised visuals and pulsing electronic soundtrack; it’s intoxicating. Feeling like a hybrid of the beautiful, compelling synaesthesia of Rez and – to me, at least – NES/arcade classic Kung Fu/Kung Fu Master, Terrorhythm eventually hits all the right notes, but there’s […]

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Goosebumps Horrorland – Wii

Though I was a little too old for Goosebumps when it first released – being the ‘edgy’ teenager that I was in 1992, my tastes for scary fiction skewed way higher, with my favoured authors at the time being Stephen King and James Herbert – I’ve nonetheless read quite a few of the books in the last few years. There’s […]

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold – DS

Based on a cartoon that was broadcast between 2008-2011, Batman: The Brave and the Bold (which released in 2010) takes the show’s concept of featuring a different super hero team up in each episode and turns it into a fun, straightforward platformer with a few neat touches. The cartoon series was excellent; many episodes featured a pre-credits scene which quickly […]

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Scooby-Doo! First Frights – Wii

Though I often cover Wii games that can pretty much be bought for pennies, occasionally I’ll venture into a slightly higher price range. The exception I made this time is for Scooby Doo: First Frights – having always been a fan, I thought I’d give this a try, especially as the blurb and cover art looked so appealing. Though I […]

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The Magic of Wii/DS Connectivity

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke Though connecting consoles is hardly impressive these days – especially when you can even play multiplayer games cross-platform, across computers and consoles from different manufacturers – there was a time when it felt like magic. Though the Wii and DS could link up and share information or unlock […]